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Director Professional Standards & Regulation Employment Opportunity - Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)

Organization: Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Secretary/Chief Executive Officer
Ref: DPSR401/03/18

About US:
Institute of Certified Public Accountants (ICPAU) is the national professional accountancy body in Uganda, established by the Accountants Act. The Institute also has a mandate to conduct professional accountancy examinations in Uganda. The Institute is mandated to also:
         Regulate and maintain the Standard of Accountancy in Uganda.
         Prescribe and regulate the conduct of accountants and practising accountants in Uganda.

Job Summary:  The Director Professional Standards & Regulation will be responsible for the establishment and maintenance of a robust and effective professional standards and regulatory framework. The job holder will be able to provide assurance to the Secretary/CEO around compliance with all relevant professional standards and regulation within the Accountancy Profession. The job holder will provide technical and administrative support to the Quality Assurance Board, Disciplinary Committee, Disciplinary Appeals Committee and the Committee of Council in charge of standards and Regulation. The Job holder will be responsible for IFAC’s statements of membership obligations (SMO) 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7

Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manage the strategic and tactical processes throughout the professional standards and regulation function.
  • Develop an appropriate strategy which strikes a perfect balance between ICPAU’s strategic plan, Members and Students and Other stakeholders’ requirements.
  • Develop and implement functional objectives in line with ICPAU's strategic plan.
  • Provide leadership on issues of quality assurance and regulation, professional standards, research and investigation and discipline within the accountancy profession.
  • Offer technical support to various stakeholders and enhance their relationship with the Institute.
  • Provide leadership to Professional Standards and Regulation teams
  • Assess possible legal challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation; enforcing regulations; recommending new procedures; complying with legal requirements.
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the Quality Assurance Board, Disciplinary Committee, Disciplinary Appeals Committee and the Committee of Council in charge of standards.
  • Provide an innovative leadership strategy for accomplishment of Institute’s goals.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the Secretary/CEO

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold a University degree
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Relevant Post Graduate Qualification in Business Administration, Finance/Accounting, Economic Policy, Law, Taxation, Public Policy & Administration is an added advantage
  • A minimum of seven years of professional experience in auditing, accounting and or regulation.
  • Extensive knowledge of regulatory framework for the accountancy profession e.g. Accountants Act 2013, IFAC’s Statements of Membership Obligations (SMOs).
  • Knowledge of other pertinent legislations e.g. Anti-Money laundering Act 2013, Anti- Corruption Act 2009.
  • Experience in Quality Assurance processes.
  • Knowledge and experience of best practice compliance methodologies and emerging practice, compliance monitoring and risk assessments in Accountancy.
  • Previous experience in communicating with regulators and assisting with regulatory enquiries.
  • Excellent public presentation and interaction skills.
  • Excellent command of the English language (both spoken and written).
  • Good communication and computer skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Have analytical and problem–solving skills.
  • Be creative, innovative, adaptable and have a passion for quality

Personal attributes
  • Behave Ethically: Understand ethical behaviour and business practices and ensure own behaviour and the behaviour of line staff is consistent with these standards and aligns with the values of ICPAU
  • Build Relationships: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others both internally and externally to achieve the goals of the Institute.
  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Focus on Stakeholder Needs: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external stakeholders to meet or exceed their expectations within the Institute's parameters.
  • Foster Teamwork: Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance Institute's effectiveness.
  • Lead: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of ICPAU.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of Institute
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  • Plan: Identify strategies to move the organization forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Solve Problems: Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problems.

How to Apply: 
All interested applicants should their applications including a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, three references including at least two from previous employers (if any), and functioning telephone numbers/e-mail addresses quoting the Job Reference Number. Please send your application with all the necessary documents in a sealed envelope quoting the job reference number on the envelope to the address below.

The Secretary,
Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda,
Plot 42 Bukoto Street, Kololo,
P. O. Box 12464, Kampala, Uganda.


Deadline: 16th March 2018

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